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Tuesday 01.03.12

« 2011 in the rear view mirror | Main | First Weekend January 2012 »

First Thursday January 2012

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Robert Frank's Unitled from Painkiller

"Painkiller is an original exhibition of 48 Polaroid images by groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank taken from the 1970s through the present. Blue Sky closely collaborated with Frank in selecting photographs to be reproduced in a special series of enlarged prints for this show. Considered one of the most influential figures in the history of photography, Frank has redefined the aesthetic of both the still and the moving image via his pictures and films." Blue Sky first showed Frank's photographs in 1981.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • January 5th
Blue Sky Gallery • 122 NW 8th • 503.225.0210


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detail of Ethan Rose's Reflection

PDX presents Reflection, an exhibition by sound artist and composer Ethan Rose. Based in Portland and Chicago, "Rose's Reflection matches a series of electro-mechanical bells with a set of distinct, corresponding speakers. Each speaker plays back a reversed recording of a bell, and at the exact moment that the recording ends, the actual bell strikes. This temporal manipulation seamlessly shifts the objects' sound between its material presence and its altered reproduction..."

Opening reception • January 5th • 6 - 8PM
PDX Contemporary • 925 NW Flanders • 503.222.0063


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Jordan Tull in the PDX Window Gallery

"Through technology, collaboration and experimentation Jordan Tull creates radical asymmetries, ordering systems and dynamic geometric progressions as applied to site-specific contexts and computer-generated models. Tull's works aim to establish an alternative perceptual approach to spatial applications through the employment of computer-aided fabrication technology and space manipulation."

Opening reception • January 5th • 6 - 8PM
PDX Contemporary • 925 NW Flanders • 503.222.0063


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Scott Wolniak, Flash Art

Chambers@916 presents Flash Art, a video installation by Chicago based Scott Wolniak. "Flash Art is a trance-inducing temporal and optical voyage through the medium of digital video projection. Set to auto-exposure, the camera lens struggles to acclimate to bright blasts of light from a common studio light fixture, testing the structural limits of the camera. A fading monofilament at the center of the light bulb creates a hallucinatory afterimage, momentarily anchoring the eye before being lost in the next blast. Modifications of scale and opacity, staggering of layered tracks, and ambient audio contribute to a composite mise-en-scene."

Opening reception • 6-8:30pm • January 5th
Chambers@916 • 916 NW Flanders • 503.227.9398

Posted by Jeff Jahn on January 03, 2012 at 21:51 | Comments (1)


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I'm back to posting 1st Thursday images from the openings, you can see them at:

http://www.bradcarlile.com/blog/

Posted by: bradc [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 6, 2012 01:38 PM

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